Welcome to the Biomechanics of Animal Locomotion Laboratory at the Department of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University. We study the physiology, ecology and evolution of animal locomotion using comparative biomechanics. Our research approach provides insight into the adaptation of animals for locomotion within the constraints imposed by biological and physical principals.
To this end, we use modeling, simulations and experiments (in the lab and field) to break down locomotion to its bio-mechanical components (for more information see the Research page).
Interested students - please visit the Members page
Room 228, Sherman building
School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
email: gribak at post.tau.ac.il
We are affiliated with:
School of Zoology, TAU - link
The Garden for Zoological Research - link
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History - link
Sagol School of Neuroscience - link
We collaborate with:
Dr. Ir. Florian Muijres, Wageningen University - link
Prof. Jerry F Husak, University of St. Thomas, MN - link
Latest Lab news (last update 14/09/2018):
10/09/2018 - Ziv kassner wins a travel fellowship from the Sagol School of Neurosciences
04/09/2018 - Hilla Davidovich published her paper on the loaded flight of damselflies
08/05/2018 - Our collaboration with the Genin lab yielded a paper on garden eels drag in J. Exp. Biol.
09/04/2018 - Ziv Kassner's paper on aerial interception of moving targets by damselflies has been accepted for publication
15/02/2018 - Tomer Urca published his first (of many yet to come) paper
10/01/2018 - Tomer Urca wins the Smaller-Winnkov fellowship